3 results for tag: 1873


1st Items in the Museum: 1870 Waterbury Clock

Two of the most important things we do are sharing the stories of the people and the items in our collection, and taking care of those items so they will be here for future generations. Preservation is not glamorous, it is proper shelving, acid free boxes, and cool dry rooms which keep these old items from rusting, cracking, fading, and getting damaged. Your donations pay for the materials to properly store our collection items like this 1870 Waterbury clock which was donated to the museum in 1935. It belonged to William and Rachel Cramer, and we believe it was given to them as a wedding present. They brought the clock with them from Indiana by ...

Discoveries in Cataloging: Opening the Big Trunk 27

Toward the bottom of the trunk I found the black wool suit formal jacket and vest that was part of a three-piece wedding suit belonging to William H. Kramer (Cramer) when he married Rachel Minerva Hendricks in Indiana, December 28, 1873.  The jacket has a two-button front closure, with no exterior pockets.  The back has two pleats with buttons at waist and a single back center seam vent.  It is fully lined with cotton and faille, the upper front bodice and under arm area is quilted.  There is one inside slash breast pocket.  Interestingly, there are two finished pocket-like gaps at in the lining at the back.  No ...

Exhibit: The Marriage Book Project

The Marriage Book Project Wedding costume from the 1800s An exhibit of wedding costume and photographs from pioneer to modern times. Includes costumes from our collection as well as some loaned items. If you or your family called the #Cheney area home, you are encouraged to bring in or send us your wedding photo or those from your ancestors to add to our marriage book.  We can scan your photo for you. Exhibit runs from May 2nd through September 28th.  Thursdays through Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free, donations keep us going.